CLAUDIA RANKIN - In the Wild Garden
LAUNCHING ONLINE - JULY 2017
In the Wild Garden
The Shop Floor Project will soon launch a new collection of work by British artist Claudia Rankin. In the Wild Garden includes a series of mixed-media collages and ceramics in the artist’s signature shapes of wonky Georgian tea caddies, sugar pots, plates and vases all painted in salmon pink and smokey cream glazes. Featuring creatures and motifs that appear to come straight off the surface of a strange medieval tapestry, each piece in hand painted in Rankin’s unique ‘hand’.
Rankin’s love of color and her naïve yet refined sense of nature came early. Raised in London near the Victoria and Albert Museum, she lost afternoons wandering the textile and ceramic floors. And as a child, she puttered about her mother’s Oriental porcelain shop on Portobello Road. Her father, in advertising and film, collected stuffed owls.